As scandals continue to plague Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the Democrat Party’s only other top-tier candidate – avowed socialist Bernie Sanders – is actually beating her for the first time, according to one poll.
While Clinton still comfortably leads Sanders nationally, many in the party are looking toward other potential candidates, such as Joe Biden, to take on Clinton in the primary.
According to Reuters, another Democrat with experience at the bottom of a presidential ticket might be pegged to take the lead in 2016. One unidentified Democrat insider told Buzzfeed that Al Gore is on the minds of several operatives after his close race against George W. Bush in 2000.
“They’re figuring out if there’s a path financially and politically,” the source said. “It feels more real than it has in the past months.”
As for Gore’s interest, however, BuzzFeed noted its sources were careful not to exaggerate. The 67-year-old former vice president has made no apparent moves indicating his intention to throw his hat in the ring.
Nevertheless, the mere mention of Gore as a possible presidential candidate sparked social media discussion on both sides of the issue.
I hope Al Gore runs for President in 2016 so we can officially bestow the title that @algore deserves. 2 Time Loser
— Mr T 2 (@GovtsTheProblem) August 14, 2015
Al Gore thinking of running again in 2016. Because nothing says ‘party of the future’ like a failed white 67-year-old male Democrat.
— Razor (@hale_razor) August 14, 2015
Al Gore 2016 is ridiculous, sure. What’s more ridiculous is he was denied the presidency despite rightfully winning it in 2000
— Stephen Wolf (@StephenWolfUNC) August 13, 2015
h/t: Business Insider
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